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Lie Still

By: Julia Heaberlin
Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
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Publisher's Summary

Nursing the faded scars of a long-held trauma, Emily Page and her husband, awaiting the arrival of their first child, move from New York City to the uber-wealthy Clairmont, Texas. There, Emily is swept into a world of opulent privilege and shifting loyalties. But the secrets she keeps follow her south, and with them comes the danger that her new friends can't protect her from, and her new enemies will not hesitate to use to destroy her once and for all.

©2013 Julia Heaberlin (P)2013 AudioGO

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Lie Still

This was a good novel. The narrator was solid all the way through, giving voice to several different characters in different accents. The story had several components which the author was able to connect solidly. At times, I felt that the author provided unnecessary details which were mundane. However, overall, I think it's a solid audiobook!

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Heaberlin keeps you guessing

Completely unable to predict the end of this one - another masterpiece by Heaberlin.
Hard to anticipate where she'll go next. This book has a dark premise that sneaks up on you at every turn. Couldn't stop listening.

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Booooooo!

I had just got done with Black Eyed Susans and We Are All the Same in the Dark, which were both so exciting and I loved them, and this was not them...., I'm so bummed. I listened all the way through and kept waiting for it to get better and it never did. I'm so disappointed.
The performance was excellent, I liked the narrator.

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Disappointing

It was interesting and we'll written in parts. I liked Letty a lot, but many of the characters weren't very believable. The narrator, however, was fantastic.

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very entertaining!

Definitely a neat book. My first from this author. Enjoyed the characters, especially Letty. Little bit southern sorority and little bit mystery.

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A Flaccid Flop

What disappointed you about Lie Still?

This story sounded good in the description and in some of the reviews, but it didn't begin to live up to its hype. l struggled to care about Emily, the protagonist, and her problems. I had hopes that as the story progressed, that I would want to know what would happen next, but it just went on and on and on … with all these obnoxious grown up Texas sorority girls and Caroline, their "pledge master" directing their lives. I did not care who murdered Caroline. Actually, I was hoping someone would, but even when that happened, still the story dragged on. I kept wishing Emily would deliver her husband an ultimatum, take off back to New York, have her baby, hire a nanny, and get on with her life. The story deals somewhat with date rape and that is a worthy subject to explore but this story just didn't deliver on that and it isn't even the main thread. I did not finish this audiobook. I just couldn't listen to one more obnoxious Texas airhead. If I were a Texan I would be good and mad at this book. So what bothered me the most? I guess it would have to be the whole storyline. I listened to about 3/4 of it and quit when I decided that the story arc wasn't functioning. It was there but it just wasn't working. This book needed some serious editing, but even an editor couldn't fix the vapid prose.

Has Lie Still turned you off from other books in this genre?

I won't be listening to any more books of its ilk. I didn't like Gone Girl either. Both were ridiculous.

Would you be willing to try another one of Rebecca Gibel’s performances?

As long as she doesn't read them in a southern accent. And by the way, hers is good. But I need a rest!

What character would you cut from Lie Still?

Most of them.

Any additional comments?

I would love to have my credit back.

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Not the author’s fault

I have not gotten far enough into the book to review the actual writing, but something is up with this audible recording. It has “skipped” about ten times, as if I were listening to an old cd. I went back and listened to the same parts again, and they always skip, like it was recorded that way. Was it copied off of a dirty cd? I’m disappointed because I really love this author and want to hear every word of her writing. About 75% of the audiobooks I listen to have recording mistakes, like a line repeated, but this one is just bad all over. Maybe someone needs to actually listen to these before they are sold. It seems disrespectful to the authors to put their work out there with mistakes. Help! Please fix this book!!!

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Tried 5 hours to get into it.

I actually listened to this book for over 5 of this 12 hour book while I anxiously awaited a modicum of suspense and/or interest. FAILED miserably. This story was/is SOOOOO BORING! Sorry, I love suspense and thrills. This is tedious at best. What a waste of my hard earned money. Boy did I ever get snookered on this one. :(

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I didn’t enjoy this book because of too many characters and redundant throughout. Exhausted repetitive listening.

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A little too much going on

One or two subplots too many. The goal of having several suspects was made but not necessary.